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Earnings per Unit

Partnership uses the two-class method in the computation of earnings per unit. Pursuant to the terms of the partnership agreement, RBI, as the holder of the Class A common units, is entitled to receive distributions from Partnership in an amount equal to the aggregate dividends payable by RBI to holders of RBI common shares, and the holders of Class B exchangeable limited partnership units (the “Partnership exchangeable units”) are entitled to receive distributions from Partnership in an amount per unit equal to the dividends payable by RBI on each RBI common share. Partnership’s net income available to common unitholders is allocated between the Class A common units and Partnership exchangeable units on a fully-distributed basis and reflects residual net income after noncontrolling interests and Partnership preferred unit distributions. Basic and diluted earnings per Class A common unit is determined by dividing net income allocated to Class A common unit holders by the weighted average number of Class A common units outstanding for the period. Basic and diluted earnings per Partnership exchangeable unit is determined by dividing net income allocated to the Partnership exchangeable units by the weighted average number of Partnership exchangeable units outstanding during the period.
There are no dilutive securities for Partnership as RBI equity awards will not affect the number of Class A common units or Partnership exchangeable units outstanding. However, the issuance of shares by RBI in future periods will affect the allocation of net income attributable to common unitholders between Partnership’s Class A common units and Partnership exchangeable units.
The following table summarizes the basic and diluted earnings per unit calculations (in millions, except per unit amounts):

 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
Allocation of net income among partner interests:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income allocated to Class A common unitholders
$
201

 
$
134

 
$
478

 
$
449

Net income allocated to Partnership exchangeable unitholders
150

 
116

 
376

 
393

Net income attributable to common unitholders
$
351

 
$
250

 
$
854

 
$
842

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denominator - basic and diluted partnership units:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average Class A common units
202

 
202

 
202

 
202

Weighted average Partnership exchangeable units
197

 
218

 
204

 
218

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings per unit - basic and diluted:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Class A common units (a)
$
1.00

 
$
0.66

 
$
2.37

 
$
2.22

Partnership exchangeable units (a)
$
0.76

 
$
0.53

 
$
1.85

 
$
1.81


(a) Earnings per unit may not recalculate exactly as it is calculated based on unrounded numbers.

The above information was disclosed in a filing to the SEC. To see the filing, click here.

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